In 1981, the Supreme Court rendered a decision prohibiting state courts from dividing, as marital property, military retirement pay upon divorce. in response to the overwhelming public outcry, Congress has enacted a law which effectively overturns the Supreme Court's ruling. This comment discusses the law prior to this opinion, the opinion itself, the controversy it provoked and finally, the law it initiated.
Koplow, Ellen L.S.
"Comments: Division of Military Retirement Pay upon Divorce,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol12/iss1/4